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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could it be that a traumatic brain injury starts to have rapid mental deteriation 10-12 years after the brain injury?

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Dr. Clarence Watridge
48 years experience
Possibly: A condition called post traumatic encephalopathy is getting a lot of attention. This is more likely from repeated episodes of head trauma as opposed to one traumatic brain injury.
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